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Old 12-08-2010, 01:08 PM
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Default Re: To Paint or Powdercoat?

As said, Powder coating is way more durable than paint and another factor to keep in mind is that if you try to paint these yourself you may have some adhesion issues considering it is difficult to get all of the surface oxidation off of aluminum when prepping them due to the tight areas and compound angles. A good powder coater will probably acid dip these and then neutralize them before coating to insure a good bond.

I would go for powder coating and look for someone that does this in the motorcycle / automotive specific field as 2door said for the best results.

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